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Obama effort to get hearing with U.S. schoolchildren falling flat
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 3, 2009 | Jessamy Brown

Posted on 09/03/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama has met with the pope, the queen of England and will address both houses of Congress next week.

But his efforts to get an audience with American schoolchildren for a pep talk are falling flat.

An Obama speech to students about academic success, to be broadcast over cable television, radio and the Internet on Tuesday, won't reach many Tarrant County students.

Most Tarrant County school districts will not make it mandatory viewing for students. Many districts say they don't have the technology to provide it. Others will give parents the opportunity to have their children skip it if teachers show it in class.

For many districts, the 11 a.m. speech conflicts with lunch and curriculum plans so administrators are opting against live showings. Many districts are recording the 15-to-20-minute speech for teachers who want to use it in class later or will post a link on their Web sites for students and parents to access.

The 63,500 students in Arlington schools won't be watching the address live. The district will post an Internet link to the speech and provide a recording for teachers.

Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough said the district didn't hear about the address until Wednesday around noon. Administrators decided it was best not to interrupt the regularly scheduled lesson plans and activities.

"We just decided that with our technology we can access it and use it later as an instructional resource," he said, adding that such use would have to be "appropriate to the district's curriculum."

Some parents have objected to the address, seeing it as an attempt to inject politics into the schools. Some families plan to keep their children home. The U.S. Education Department said Obama's speech will focus on goal-setting and working hard in school, not policy matters.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoeducation; bhofascism; education; indoctrination; obama; obamaschooladdress
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1 posted on 09/03/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Americans elect a President.

NOT a parent in chief.


2 posted on 09/03/2009 9:34:18 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Americans refuse having a dictator as well. Parents have the right to remove their children from Zero’s indoctrination. Put it in writing and give it to your school principal.


3 posted on 09/03/2009 9:37:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is sooooooo not helping Obamacare


4 posted on 09/03/2009 9:39:42 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The U.S. Education Department said Obama's speech will focus on goal-setting and working hard in school, not policy matters.

Maybe so, but the problem is the Obozo has lost the trust of so many people, that he could say the sun rises in the east and people would be suspicious.

5 posted on 09/03/2009 9:39:55 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"Parents have the right to remove their children from Zero’s indoctrination. Put it in writing and give it to your school principal."

Bears repeating!!!!

6 posted on 09/03/2009 9:40:49 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read in another article, some schools will ‘exempt’ or ‘opt out’ students because they want them to attend school, BECAUSE FUNDING IS DETERMINED BY ATTENDANCE PER DAY!!!


7 posted on 09/03/2009 9:41:34 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m calling him “The 0doctrinator”


8 posted on 09/03/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT by two23 (czars are for commies)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They hate me, they really hate me.


9 posted on 09/03/2009 9:42:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama didn’t have his own cult and wasn’t pushing Marxist Totalitarianism on the public in the form of Cap and Trade and Deathcare and wasn’t associated with the likes of Van Jones and all his other Orwelian ‘Czars’ and actually respected and admired this country instead of apologizing to every country in the world for everything we do, and came across as having some neutrality once in awhile, I don’t think people would have had a problem with this little speech, but alas, the sheeple have caught on and don’t trust him.

He has worn his mandate out so quickly and thinly, he can’t be trusted to tell kids to stay in school and off drugs.

hahahahahaahaha.

We’ve come a long way from November 2008.

Doesn’t that feel good?


10 posted on 09/03/2009 9:43:54 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember, circa 1962, being herded into a gym with the entire school for hours to watch the first couple space flights on a little B/W TV on stage.


11 posted on 09/03/2009 9:44:14 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Obama effort to get hearing with U.S. schoolchildren falling flat"

As well they should. If the Obama Administration had their way, we'd be having Orwell's "two minutes of hate" for the previous administration and a host of other behaviors concocted by his team of malignant anti-patriots. I believe that we can live without having our children brought into this circle of anti-Americanism and raise them to be the good citizens that they deserve to be without Obama's interference.

12 posted on 09/03/2009 9:44:35 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental and social illness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like the community organizing shtick is not going so well anymore.

Hmm. maybe Alinsky has a chapter on what to do if you become a pariah.

13 posted on 09/03/2009 9:45:06 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many federal laws were violated by the White House in this harebrained stunt?

Did they request permission from the various state Superintendents of Education? I doubt it. It seems they went right over the heads of the education boards and directly to the principals.

Also, since when are our schoolchildren required to “do something” for the president? That would be their assignment, if a teacher somewhere decided to implement the Dept. of Education classroom ideas that were sent out. This whole thing reeks!


14 posted on 09/03/2009 9:45:28 PM PDT by Deo volente ("By August (1992) I was a communist." Van Jones)
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To: ari-freedom
Agreed - plus all the flap over the avowed communist, 9-11 “truther” Van Jones
15 posted on 09/03/2009 9:45:36 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“When an opponent declares: ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say ‘your child belongs to me already. Who are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community.”

Adolph Hitler (regarding the Hilterjugend and Germany’s state-sponsored school system.)


16 posted on 09/03/2009 9:47:22 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not going over so well here in the Phoenix area. One school district is having parents sign a permission slip and another is not showing it at all.


17 posted on 09/03/2009 9:49:56 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STAY AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN, YOU SOCIOPATH!


18 posted on 09/03/2009 9:52:17 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Freddd; 2ndDivisionVet; unkus; No Surrender No Retreat; freekitty; SouthTexas; Candor7; ZULU; ...

Back in the 1980’s, Senator Orrin Hatch authored the Hatch Amendment which outlined parents rights. Here is an old sample letter that was a model for parents to use to remove their children from objectionable material. The upcoming propaganda from Zero should qualify as objectionable to many American parents.

Parents Rights Amendment aka Hatch Amendment

...For this reason society requires that the education of youth should be watched with the most scrupulous attention. Education is a great measurer, forms the moral character of men and morals are the basis of government. Noah Webster, 1758-1843

The original “Model Hatch Amendment Letter,” crafted by Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R. Utah) office, was sent to Family Friendly Libraries by a dedicated New York mom who heard it on a “Turning Point” program by Dr. David Jeremiah. Another wise mom from Michigan has since used it with some additions that we believe are helpful, particularly when you still have some definite positive connections with your child’s school and want to keep those positives going. The result is an alternative letter which retains its strong parental rights message while encouraging good relationships that exist to continue. Feel free to use either model or adapt it to your own situation even further. Let us know what is happening in this parental rights arena, please.

___(date)__________

Dear _(building principal)____,

As the parents of ___(child’s name)____, who attends ____(school name)_____, we thank you and your staff for your interest and effort in seeking to provide an excellent education for our child. Your commitment and skills are deeply appreciated! We are proud of the level of excellence in education that __(school name)___provides in each classroom, and we thank you for all that you do to contribute to the education of our __(son or daughter)__.

We would like to address the issue of our ability to review classroom material via this letter. Our desire is that we are able to review materials and address issues with our child concurrent with the curriculum and within the framework of our family, as well as having the appropriate knowledge to discern the curriculum’s alignment or lack thereof with our family’s beliefs.

Under U.S. legislation and court decision, parents have the primary responsibility for their children’s education, and students have certain rights that the school may not deny. Parents have the right to be assured that the schools do not unknowingly or knowingly impair or weaken the student’s beliefs, moral values and belief systems within his or her family unit. A student has the right to hold his or her values and moral standards without direct or indirect manipulation by the schools through curricula, textbooks, and AV material or supplementary assignments. Schools and families successfully working together as partners in education and communication of curriculum content will further strengthen the ability to provide students an excellent education in a way that strengthens individual families and our community.

Under the Hatch Amendment, we hereby request that our child not be involved in any school activity or material listed below unless we have first reviewed all the relevant material and given our written consent for their use.

Values clarification, use of moral dilemmas, discussion of religious or moral standards, role playing, open-ended discussions of situations involving moral issues, survival games including life/death decision exercises, contrived incidents for self-revelation, sensitivity training, group encounter sessions, talk-ins, magic circle techniques, self-evaluation, auto-criticism, strategies designed for self-disclosure including the keeping of a diary, journal or log book, sociograms, sociodramas, psychodramas, blindfolded walks, isolation techniques, death education including abortion, euthanasia, suicide, use of violence, discussions of death and dying, curricula or books and reading materials pertaining to religious beliefs (including elements of witchcraft), drugs and alcohol, nuclear war, nuclear policy, nuclear classroom games, globalism, one world government, curricula discussing anti-nationalistic views, evolution, discussion and testing on interpersonal relationship, discussions of attitudes towards parents and parenting, health education including human development, and education in human sexuality including birth control and pre-marital sex.

Psychological and psychiatric treatment or adult and peer counseling that is designed to affect behavioral, emotional or attitudinal characteristics of an individual or designated to elicit information about attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs, or feelings of an individual or group.

The purpose of this letter is to preserve our child’s rights under the pupil’s rights amendment, the Hatch Amendment to the General Education Act, and under its regulation, as published in the Federal Register on September 6, 1984, which became effective November 12, 1984. These regulations provide a procedure for filing complaints first at the local level and then with the U.S. Department of Education. If a voluntary remedy fails, federal funds can be withdrawn from those in violation of the law.

We respectfully ask you to send us a substantive response to this letter, attaching a copy of your policy statement on procedures for parental permission requirements. We also ask that you notify all of our child’s teachers with a copy of this letter and keep a copy of this letter in our child’s file.

Our purpose and intent is to work cooperatively with the schools in congenial and positive attitudes and actions, with our child’s best interest in mind. We fully support your efforts to provide excellent education within our community and for our child, and we are grateful for each teacher and administrator’s dedication to our child’s success within school.

Please feel free to call us with any questions at any time during the course of the year. Again, we thank you for your cooperation and excellent efforts in providing for the education of our child.

Sincerely,

Senator Orrin Hatch


19 posted on 09/03/2009 9:53:08 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Prole

Refer to my post #19


20 posted on 09/03/2009 9:54:45 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, dontcha just hate when that happens ???


21 posted on 09/03/2009 9:55:00 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: lmr; All
We?ve come a long way from November 2008.

Hat Tip to you.

It sure has.

22 posted on 09/03/2009 9:56:35 PM PDT by katiekins1 (Demand Van Jones and all Crusty Congress Clunkers RESIGN Immediately)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thank you ExTexasRedhead. You know of which you speak. You are right on target!


23 posted on 09/03/2009 9:59:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: lmr
"He has worn his mandate out so quickly and thinly, he can’t be trusted to tell kids to stay in school and off drugs."

He has to turn to the kids. Even his supporters are deserting him. He's running out of audiences. You watch...jails and mental hospitals next. (LOLOL!)

24 posted on 09/03/2009 9:59:25 PM PDT by redhead (I was called an extremist for being Catholic - by a vegan....)
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To: davisfh

0bama is inviting another civil war.


25 posted on 09/03/2009 10:00:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Deo volente

***Also, since when are our schoolchildren required to “do something” for the president? That would be their assignment, if a teacher somewhere decided to implement the Dept. of Education classroom ideas that were sent out. This whole thing reeks!***

I’ve seen on a few sites that the libs have dredged up a speech made by George HW Bush in 1991 to school children.
( http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/research/public_papers.php?id=3450&year=1991&month=10 )

In it he does ask “Write me a letter — and I’m serious about this one — write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals.” What the libs fail to see is this was a request, but it was not a request for the children to single out and help the President. President Bush pointedly said “us” not “me”

President Bush also did not make lesson plans and ask the teachers to put pressure on the kids and check up on them later to make sure they were working on goals and delivering results that would please the President.

We haven’t seen what Obama’s speech to the children would have said, but you can’t make me believe that he wouldn’t have stuck some crap about global warming and being green in and President Bush did not put anything political in his speech.


26 posted on 09/03/2009 10:02:29 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: DeFault User
"community organizing shtick is not going so well anymore. Hmm. maybe Alinsky has a chapter on what to do if you become a pariah."

I don't think Alinsky had any chapters on what to do if your demonstrating and agitating won the battle. All he knew how to do was push. He didn't know ANYTHING about how to LEAD once you got to the top. Isn't that just like a liberal? Write a book, and leave half of it out.

27 posted on 09/03/2009 10:02:31 PM PDT by redhead (I was called an extremist for being Catholic - by a vegan....)
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To: lmr
I'd still have a problem with this kind of speech and 'after speech' workbook.

MAObama wants the kiddies to OBEY him and pledge ALLEGIANCE to him.

He will continue to bombard us with this kind of crap until we submit. He's going to have a longass wait.
28 posted on 09/03/2009 10:09:14 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Our children are being forced to see a political view.

When was is 1962? Our children couldn't be forced to see religious view? Sit down and shut up Barry.

29 posted on 09/03/2009 10:17:18 PM PDT by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coming to a locale near you...

the faces change, the program remains the same.

30 posted on 09/03/2009 10:19:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voter: "Welcome to 'MY' DeathCARE ® Plan"...Sucker! ...now just die. :^)
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To: Freddd

Our school district has very tight controls when it comes to absences.

My children cannot have a day off, just because. And if they are home from school because they are sick, I MUST take them to the doctor, to get a doctor’s note. If I don’t and they have an extended illness that I did not document correctly, then I could have a difficult time insuring that my student receives credit for that semester/year in school.

It’s about control.

I can’t just pull my kids out for the day because they will get sick this year and miss days, that I cannot afford to waste because Obama wants to talk to my children.

My best option is to have them removed from the classroom for the five minute speech.


31 posted on 09/03/2009 10:23:56 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: lmr
If Obama didn’t have his own cult and wasn’t pushing Marxist Totalitarianism on the public in the form of Cap and Trade and Deathcare and wasn’t associated with the likes of Van Jones and all his other Orwelian ‘Czars’ and actually respected and admired this country instead of apologizing to every country in the world for everything we do, and came across as having some neutrality once in awhile, I don’t think people would have had a problem with this little speech, but alas, the sheeple have caught on and don’t trust him.

Huh? I guess you missed this last year. How could anyone vote for this smug, unpatiotic, arrogant jerk?

Photobucket

32 posted on 09/03/2009 10:27:12 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Names Ash Housewares

is there any chance that Gibbs had something in a press conf to say about this? i haven’t seen it... perhaps i’m a bit behind but to tell to the truth~~~looks like Heather Higgenbottom deputy policy director (czar # ? ) has taken the taken the fall for the Gibber, nu?


33 posted on 09/03/2009 10:29:21 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

is there any chance that Gibbs had something in a press conf to say about this? i haven’t seen it... perhaps i’m a bit behind but to tell to the truth~~~looks like Heather Higgenbottom deputy policy director (czar # ? ) has taken the taken the fall for the Gibber, nu?


34 posted on 09/03/2009 10:33:07 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

sorry for the double post non-intended


35 posted on 09/03/2009 10:34:49 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT ("Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow"C.Coolidge)
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To: DeFault User

“Hmm. maybe Alinsky has a chapter on what to do if you become a pariah.”

The missing chapter is what to do when you become da man. Alinsky’s great at ripping a society apart—that’s what community organizers do, they come in and get people pissed off at other groups of people, always seeking a critical mass of disintegration. If only 30% of people in society are violently pissed off, it is impossible to keep that society going. That may be enough to disintegrate things to the point where the 30% can seize power. But it’s not enough to govern in a non-totalitarian state.

Hitler and Chavez took a small mandate and converted it to lifelong power—but they had to go totalitarian. I’m not sure the US system of checks and balances is ready to collapse so quickly.

Alinsky didn’t have many useful ideas about how to keep a culture and a society going except the standard utopian marxist bs. And that doesn’t work. Right now, it is no guidance at all. The standard marxist approach to this problem is to torture and kill your opponents and rape their women. That’s not much help when you have to convince a Montana blue-dog democrat to vote for single payer socialized medicine and the blue-dog actually has voters to answer to over whom Obama has little present control.

Ripping down and governing are two very different skills that almost never translate into each other.


36 posted on 09/03/2009 10:54:19 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: potlatch

37 posted on 09/03/2009 11:10:26 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . . . KILLAGRAM@WHITEHOUSE.GOV . . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: ModelBreaker

Well said and worth reading post #36 again. This is a bunch of radicals who were able to tear down the system with a big assist from the majority of media.

Now they are the system and don’t appear to have a clue. Ironic.


38 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:38 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
TOP STORY on Yahoo.com!


39 posted on 09/04/2009 12:04:56 AM PDT by Deo volente ("By August (1992) I was a communist." Van Jones)
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To: hsalaw
The U.S. Education Department said Obama's speech will focus on goal-setting and working hard in school, not policy matters.

The only slight reason I would have liked for this to have gone ahead before a lot of hoopla is to see what Obama's speech, as originally composed, would have been so that the outrage could have been greater after the fact. Now Obama and Co. have changed the speech and the lesson plan and we will never know how much more blatant he would have been. Now "help the President" has been changed to "Thinking about educational goals." Does a third grade kid have the ability/maturity to decide educational goals? Just a bunch of BS.

That being said, in the end this whole episode has put many parents on notice and that's a plus.

At the same time the question never asked is why this was never done by a President before. We know why any Bush speech would have been shot down (by the teachers) but, historically speaking, why did Clinton never even try this?

In the end the real folly was to be the first to give such a speech AND then have an outrageous lesson plan with activities to last for months. Bottom line: the outrageous lesson plan belied the real intent.

40 posted on 09/04/2009 12:07:15 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Sam opens bar late: "If the Post Office ran its business like yours...never mind." - Cliff Clavin)
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To: devolve

Brilliant!

Reminds me of the schoolchildren chanting “Barack Hussein Obama”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMxOPvIohcM

Scary!


41 posted on 09/04/2009 12:12:05 AM PDT by Deo volente ("By August (1992) I was a communist." Van Jones, Obama's Green Jobs Czar.)
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To: DeFault User

appears obozos “BS” did not work on the adults, so now he is going to try it out on the kids..............


42 posted on 09/04/2009 12:32:26 AM PDT by Beamreach (what is truth, Jesus Christ is truth, and truth shall set you free!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The MSM is talking about how Bush Sr. talked to children in the same format but they keep forgetting that Obama is the one passing out the lesson plan about “How can you be a good Nazi”.
43 posted on 09/04/2009 3:48:56 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist have arrived)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Schedule a dental appointment for 12:00 EST. Cancel it and have a nice one on one lunch with your kid. Child is still counted for the day.


44 posted on 09/04/2009 4:28:56 AM PDT by poobear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

whatever this whiny, effeminate, commie, muzzie has to say, I don’t want to her it.


45 posted on 09/04/2009 5:19:47 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: poobear

No. It’s not that simple.

My middle schooler will still have the 2+ hours on his total of absences. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but if I do run into problems with an illness in the future, that 2+ hours will still be deducted. He could end up failing a core class that he will need to advance to the next grade.

Trust me, I have done the configurations every way imaginable, and it just isn’t worth pulling my kids out. It isn’t my fault that this speech is causing such havoc in my family’s planning. I blame the White House.

This morning we discussed the president’s upcoming speech, the fact that they will be pulled out of class, that they are not being punished, and that their parents have decided that the president should not be spending his time talking to them in this way.

My middle schooler understood my point that if the president wants to talk about education with him I do not support it, because the president should be concerned about dealing with me, the VOTER, and not my child.

And my elementary school child understood that her parents would watch the video with her, only if we think it is appropriate for her to view. I told her this should be a family decision. She is fine with this.

My children are highly intelligent and can being removed from the class because they understand this is not punishment.

In the grand scheme of things I guarantee you that my children will not have significant trauma or even memory of the event in years to come. I’m the mother. I’m making the decision that is best for my children. They will be fine.


46 posted on 09/04/2009 5:30:03 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
If you can't afford private school and can't home school, I suggest you and other parents organize to change these @sshats at your school board and tame down these out of control attendance laws. Total BS on their part!
47 posted on 09/04/2009 6:19:27 AM PDT by poobear
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To: poobear

I am outraged. I know the school principals got the “letter to the parents” on their desks on Wednesday. I was speaking to the elementary school principal while she was preparing the letters to go home with students, so she read it to me over the phone.

If you go the school board website, the letter is unavailable for view, yet.

They have waited to send this letter home from the schools until this afternoon, the Friday before the holiday weekend. There will be parents who are still unaware of the controversy, or worse yet, are unable to make changes to their plans because of this inconvenience.

I have NEVER gone to a school board meeting. But, I am considering going to the next one, to let them know that I believe the entire school board dropped the ball by not allowing parents to have enough control in this issue.


48 posted on 09/04/2009 6:27:21 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: poobear; Pan_Yan

I just looked at our local paper which is available online. There is no mention about the speech, how the schools are handling this, what the school board’s decision has been, etc.

I called the education writer and said I did not understand why nothing was being mentioned.

He said he didn’t know that the schools were sending letters home to the parents, that nothing like this has ever happened in the past... a president doing a speech like this, etc.

I told him that I can go to the education page and read about what is happening in Mississippi and NYC schools, but not my own child’s school.

He said he will be making calls to look into the story.

I will be interested in seeing how this is covered.


49 posted on 09/04/2009 6:41:38 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife
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Broun warns of dictatorship
Congressman stays on message - freedom at risk
By BLAKE AUED | blake.aued@onlineathens.com | Story updated at 12:12 am on 9/3/2009

MADISON - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.

Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.

He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.

“He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government,” Broun said. “And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious.”

As he did when comparing Obama to Hitler and the Soviets last year, Broun cited a speech Obama gave in Colorado during the campaign last July calling for “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military.

In the speech, Obama called young Americans to serve both at home and abroad, and said he would expand the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities. Broun, however, said Obama was referring to a national police force.

“’The liberals say, ‘What is wrong with Americorps?’ “ Broun said. “Well, this is not Americorps.”

Broun also said he thinks the national media is openly supporting Obama’s policies. He also said he believes the president and Attorney General Eric Holder will enact new gun-control policies.

Holder said in February that he wants to renew a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons, but Obama said in April that he is putting the issue on the back burner.

Broun also cited the dozens of so-called “czars” Obama has appointed to oversee areas like the troubled car industry as evidence that he is overstepping his bounds to seek power.

“They’re developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people,” Broun said.

At a town hall meeting in Clarkesville last month, Broun called Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a “socialistic elite” and agreed with a constituent who said they might use a flu pandemic to declare martial law.

“They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” Broun said. “We’ve seen that historically.”

More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County.

About 300 attended the Madison meeting. At Lake Oconee, the audience filled three 300-seat movie theaters, where Broun spoke on the invitation of three local doctors who have been giving presentations on Democrats’ proposals for health care reform, said Bob Cowles, one of the organizers. Broun spoke live in one theater, while crowds in the other two listened in over a closed circuit.

Health care reform also is about Democrats seeking more power, Broun said.

“It gives them more power, more control over your life,” he said.

Health care is too expensive, he said, and he attributed the cost to government regulations like HIPPA, a 1996 patient privacy and insurance portability law. Rather than create a government-run insurance program to compete with private insurers, the current system’s framework should be kept, but with changes like expanded tax-free health savings accounts, more tax credits for medical expenses and tax breaks for doctors who provide charity care, Broun said.

“Just like (when) you have a dog with fleas, you don’t kill the dog, you put on a flea collar,” he said.

Broun has scheduled another town hall meeting for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oconee County Civic Center.

http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/


50 posted on 09/04/2009 6:44:51 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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